World Bulletin / News Desk
US doctors fear an outbreak in California which has affected up to 20 people carries similarities to polio.
The American Academy of Neurology has raised concerns over incidents of sudden paralysis after patients suffered from a nerve-attacking illness.
Currently only Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan are officially struggling with a polio endemic, but recent outbreaks in Syria also threaten to spread across the wider region.
Dr Emanuelle Waubant, a neurologist at the University of California, San Francisco, said that it may have spread of Asia as only California was affected.
He alo told the BBC that although he doesn't fear an epidemic, he was worried that patients showed no improvement despite aggressive treatment.
India has found thousands of dead ducks infected by a highly contagious bird flu virus in the southern state of Kerala
The outbreak of myiasis, also known as screw worm, stems from deteriorating water and sanitation conditions.
Joji Morishita, Japan's commissioner to the International Whaling Commission, said the new proposal is Tokyo's latest attempt to pursue sustainable whaling according to scientific principles.
In Europe, obesity is to blame for around 6.5 percent of all new cancers a year, or around 65,000 cases
Medical workers risking their lives to fight Ebola in West Africa talk about the challenges they face.
The woman 32, died at a fever hospital in the Nile Delta five days after she was admitted on contracting the virus, Hossam Abdel-Ghafar said
According to the World Health Organization, more than 80,000 children in Pakistan have not been immunized against polio
A total of 5,459 people have died in the worst Ebola outbreak on record, according the World Health Organization
Plague, a bacterial disease, is mainly spread from one rodent to another by fleas.
Felix Baez Sarria, the first Cuban to contract the deadly disease, will be treated in a Geneva hospital.
No Ebola cases detected for two incubation periods, says World Health Organization
The World Health Organization and leading global health specialists have criticised Saudi Arabia for failing to properly investigate the causes of MERS.
UNICEF predicts that the number of children orphaned by Ebola – which currently stands at nearly 200 – will reach as many as 2,000
UN Article 82 could mean millions in additional costs for drilling companies.
The figures, through Nov. 16, represent a jump of 243 deaths and 732 cases since those issued last Friday, and cases continue to be under-reported, the WHO said in its latest update.
The infectious disease causes total paralysis in a matter of hours. It affects mainly children under five years of age.